Hotel Vista de Olas PARENT ACCOUNT - ADVENTURE - Mal Pais, Costa Rica

3-, 4-, or 5-Night Stay for Two with Dining and Activities Package at Hotel Vista de Olas in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Hotel at a Glance: Hotel Vista de Olas

“Vista de Olas” means “View of the Waves” in Spanish, and you can get just that from this hilltop resort. All five of its freestanding villas overlook the Pacific Ocean from private terraces. There’s also an infinity pool with a cascading waterfall and 180-degree vista of the coastline. The restaurant has similarly striking views from its open-air patio, particularly at sunset.

  • Activities package: Each getaway includes daily breakfast, a barbecue dinner, an ATV tour to Montezuma Falls, horseback riding, and a ziplining or surfing excursion.
  • Dine by candlelight on fresh seafood, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, and baby back ribs.
  • In-room amenities: king-size canopy bed with orthopedic mattress, mini refrigerator, private terrace, and air conditioning
  • Unique design elements: Villa bathrooms let in skylight and feature intricate tile mosaics along the walls.
  • Signature spa service: tropical facials that use local ingredients such as honey and lime, banana and mint, or cucumber and papaya

Mal Pais, Puntarenas, Costa Rica: Consistently Good Surf Spots Along the Pacific Coast

Surfing is king in the beach town of Mal Pais. Located along the Pacific coastline of the Nicoya Peninsula, the town gets consistently good waves that sometimes reach 20 feet or more in height. Playa Carmen is one of the most popular surf spots, thanks to a steady supply of rideable waves and beachfront amenities that include a pizza joint and bar. A few miles north in the village of Santa Theresa, Suck Rock boasts larger and more challenging waves. Beginners can get in on the fun with private surfing or stand-up paddleboarding lessons.

You’ll find less-crowded beaches inside the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, along with a wealth of native wildlife that can be spotted along two hiking trails. Be on the lookout for brown pelicans, howler and capuchin monkeys, and raccoon-like coati. From here it’s just a short drive to the scenic waterfalls of Montezuma, which can be reached via a moderately easy hike.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The best airport to fly in/out of is Juan Santamaria International Airport (airport code: SJO). For more travel information, please click here or call (506) 2640-0183.

2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The standard occupancy of the Deluxe Villa is 2 adults; however, up to two kids 12 or younger may be added for an additional $25 per night for each kid (room only).

3. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? Resort credits are not offered with this deal.

4. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here or call (506) 2640-0183.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a deluxe villa with activities package * Click here to see all options.

Included in all options: * Welcome happy hour for two * One bottle of wine * One BBQ dinner for two * Daily breakfast for two * ATV tour for two to Montezuma Waterfalls * Horseback riding tour for two, or surf lesson for two, or a zipline canopy tour for two * $30 credit towards food or spa services

Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/14/14
Travel window: 7/17–8/31/14 (option 1-3) or 11/1–12/20/14 (option 4-6)

  • Cancellation policy & fees: 31-day cancellation notice required or fee up to 50% of Groupon price applies; 16-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies.
  • Taxes: 13% tax not included
  • Airfare not included.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Infinity pool and hot tub
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Spa services
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/14/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 7/17–8/31/14 or 11/1–12/20/14, depending on option purchased
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 31-day cancellation notice required or fee up to 50% of Groupon price applies; 16-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 13% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Deluxe Villa * One king bed * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids 12 or younger * Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 12 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $45 per stay
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed in valid Groupon rooms
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Tambor (TMU; 16 miles, 27 km)

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department’s website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

Customer Reviews

114 Ratings

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Kaitlin C. ·
Reviewed December 15, 2014
The pool was great and the people were amazing!


Karole ·
Reviewed December 14, 2014
Breathtaking views, charming private villas, many options for adventure or relaxing.


Wendy T. ·
Reviewed December 11, 2014
The owner and staff we all wonderful. The sunset from the pool was the spectacular.
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